A gradual but inevitable descent into cricket-based loathing and bile.

2005 Tag Archive

One Of The Great What Ifs, #6: Billy Bowden Didn’t Raise His Finger

If it wasn’t for one crooked little finger, things would have been very very different.

No Comments | July 7, 2015 | | Opinion | Tags: , , , ,

One Of The Great What Ifs, #1: Simon Jones Was A Peak Of Humankind

Simon Jones’s retirement has left the 51allout crew in a state of shock. To get over it they drank gin and wondered about what might have been.

2 Comments | September 16, 2013 | | Opinion | Tags: , , ,

Classic Series Review: 2005 Ashes, Part Five (The Oval)

England were 2-1 up with one to play. Bet you can’t guess what happened next?

1 Comment | October 26, 2012 | | Classic Series | Tags: , , , , ,

Classic Series Review: 2005 Ashes, Part Four (Trent Bridge)

The Chinese, Vietnamese, the Korean and the Japanese are superstitious about the number four because it is a homonym for “death” in their languages. The fourth game of the 2005 series wasn’t far off backing that up.

No Comments | October 25, 2012 | | Classic Series | Tags: , , , , ,

Classic Series Review: 2005 Ashes, Part Three (Old Trafford)

With the series level at 1-1, both sides headed to Manchester with ASHES FEVER in full swing. Either that or being so far North was bringing everyone out in a rash.

2 Comments | October 24, 2012 | | Classic Series | Tags: , , , , , ,

Classic Series Review: 2005 Ashes, Part Two (Edgbaston)

Up the M40 to Edgbaston went the travelling Ashes caravan.

No Comments | October 23, 2012 | | Classic Series | Tags: , , , ,

Classic Series Review: 2005 Ashes, Part One (Lord’s)

A whole week of reminiscing about the greatest series in the history of the game starts, like all the great stories, with England getting a right shellacking.